Sunday, October 19, 2014

5 months [babywise]

5 months [babywise]
Rogue turned 5 months on October 9.  The beginning of September wasn't easy.  Reflux reared its ugly head.  But we were expecting this b/c reflux tends to peak at 4 months and we've been through it with Solis.  We *think* he is over the hump.  He still spits up insane amounts but the screaming in pain has stopped!
 This past month, Rogue picked up the skill of scooting backwards.  He's lifting his body up (like a baby push up) and is getting stronger everyday.  He is hitting milestones way quicker than Solis.  And he got his first tooth!
Eating: 5x a day like clockwork.  Eats well, spits up like crazy afterwards.  He's still on Prevacid 2x a day.  Going to start solids next month.  Rogue weighs around 16 1/2 pounds now.
Waketime: Same as last month.  Around 90 minutes.  Playing on the floor is his favorite activity.  He is so stink'in busy, flipping on his belly and getting to work scooting places.  The only downside is that he spits up everywhere.  All over our hardwood (easy cleanup) and carpet (pain in the butt).
Naps: Same as last month, 4 naps a day.  He takes them all in his crib and he'll fall asleep on his own within 5 minutes.  So easy!  He is really close to dropping the last nap.  Some nights he can hang, other nights he is beyond fussy and needs that last catnap.  Last month, Rogue was rolling in his sleep and it kept waking him up.  So my husband put 2 pool noodles underneath his crib sheet to form a wedge.  It was a great temporary fix until he learned to sleep contently on his tummy.
Night Sleep: Sleeps solid from 9-8!  He was a rockstar this past month, never woke once during the night.

Schedule: This is what it looks like on Solis's preschool days.
8am wake him, 6oz
9:30 nap #1
11:00 wake him, pick Solis up from school
11:30 6oz
12:45 nap #2
3:00/3:15 6 oz
4:45 nap #3
6:15 5 oz
7:45 super short catnap
8:30 5 oz
 Solis: She cannot get enough of Rogue.  When he fusses (she says he's being cranky), she'll run to him and tell him "It's ok, Rogue, it's ok!" and give him a toy.  When he's rolling over, she's his biggest cheerleader, "He did it, mommy, he did it!"  And she gets a big kick out of making him laugh.  He certainly doesn't hurt her ego.
My people.  Love them so much.
Since turning 5 months, Rogue's reflux is so much better and he's getting more mobile each day.  He is my sunshine on stressful days and melts me with every smile.  I feel so blessed to call him mine!

Monday, October 6, 2014


Friday was my birthday.  In my 20's, I would celebrate my birthday all month long with celebrations.  But ever since having kids, I think less of myself and just want to spend the day with my family.  And my sweet hubs made sure of that.  It was the perfect day filled with so much love.

I woke up at 6:45 like any other day and went to take a shower.  But these were waiting for me in the shower with a note telling me I should get dressed for a run b/c Shaun took off for the day!  He totally surprised me.
When I got back, Solis was waking up and gave me a present (a Fitbit band!) and this adorable donut card.  She decorated it with sprinkles and colored the inside.
 Then of course we had our favorite homemade donuts from the farmer's market!
 After breakfast we packed the kids up and headed to a local pumpkin patch.
My picture perfect kids.  Seriously, could they look any more miserable?
For lunch I downed a homemade chocolate peanut butter whoopie pie from the orchard.  I forgot to take a was consumed that fast.  After naps (by 3 of us), I got ready for another surprise.  Dinner out ALONE with Shaun!  He got my parents to babysit and off we went to a BYOB hibachi/sushi restaurant.  Any parent of small kids knows what a treat that was.
To finish off the night, he surprised me again with my favorite cake.  An oreo, midnight truffle blizzard ice cream cake from Dairy Queen.  I pretty much ate my allotted amount of calories for the week in just one day but that's what birthdays are for!
 Last year on my birthday, I was 12 weeks pregnant and had a blood clot in my uterus that kept growing.  We thought we might lose the baby and I wasn't allowed to run or doing anything strenuous.  I was so miserable with the thought of losing my baby but God saved that little one and now he's in my arms for this birthday.  I couldn't feel more blessed and happy and I owe it all to our Heavenly Father.  So thankful for 34 healthy years.  Cheers to many more!